SAGINAW COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Don Schiesswohl earned six letters while at Arthur
Hill High School (1947-49) - three each in football and
track – and excelled in both sports for the Lumberjacks.
Schiesswohl was the Class A state shot put champion in
1948 with a then-state record of 58-0, while earning
All-State football honors as a rugged two-way lineman the
same year. During his senior year he was named to three
All-State teams by a trio of Detroit Newspapers and was often called the best high school lineman in Michigan. In 1948, Schiesswohl was named second team All-America by Wigwam Wiseman of America. He played with the 1949 East All-American High School championship team. The 1949 Arthur Hill graduate attended the University of Alabama where he played football on the Crimson Tide freshmen team. Schiesswohl transferred to Michigan State College where he was outstanding on both offense and defense from 1951-53. He played either guard or tackle, and at 205 pounds possessed unusual strength and had exceptional speed and quickness. He was a mainstay on the Spartans' undefeated National Championship team in 1952. In 1953, Michigan State's first year in the Big Ten, they were Big Ten Champions with a 9-1 record. Schiesswohl's Spartans also went to the Rose Bowl and beat UCLA 28-20 his senior season. While at Michigan State he established a school freshman shot put record of 49-6, as he lettered three years (1951-53) on the track team. His football career continued after graduation as he was named to the All-Army Southern Command football team in Europe in 1955. Schiesswohl coached prep football in the Saginaw area for various public and parochial teams for a total of 42 years. He was elected into Arthur Hill High School's Letterman's Hall of Fame in 1976.
CLASS OF 2006